That the generation to come might know . . . (Psalm 78:6).
God’s Word tells us of the importance of children in the eyes of God. In Russia and her neighboring countries, generations are growing up with little or no knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ, and reaching them with the Gospel is critical.
Russian children and their families face monumental challenges. Economic conditions have been unstable since the Soviet collapse, and even two decades after the end of atheistic communism, millions are left with an enormous spiritual vacuum. Parents want better lives for their children, and they are deeply grateful when caring local church workers show genuine love to their little ones. Because of this, evangelical churches have tremendous opportunities for evangelistic outreach and discipleship ministries dedicated to children. Best of all, as the children are shown Christ’s love through the local church and believe the Gospel, the children often become the evangelists to reach their whole families.
Children are the church of tomorrow, and whether it’s through SGA-sponsored summer camps, orphan ministry or Sunday schools, the God-given opportunities to reach them are truly vast.
September 26th, 2016In a strategic region of Belarus, Pastor Boris is diligently laboring for the sake of the Gospel. Summer children’s camp season recently concluded, and the enemy tried to raise numerous obstacles to keep the camp sessions from happening. But . . . the things that are impossible with people are possible with God (Luke 18:27).
September 21st, 2016Across Russia and her neighboring countries, there are many regions where Islam is dominant. Evangelical churches in these areas must carry out their ministry very discreetly due to the potential danger involved. But they share the Gospel faithfully, and the Holy Spirit works through the preaching of His Word in the hearts of those who hear.
September 19th, 2016SGA-sponsored missionary pastor Valery O. just sent us a wonderful report from their summer camp ministry season, which has now concluded. Please pray for the children reached, asking the Lord to continue His work in their hearts.
August 19th, 2016We have received word from the Russian Baptist Union that one of their summer camp ministries in the Yamal region was shut down by the local Department of Public Safety. Local media reports that the new anti-missionary law was cited as grounds for the closure in addition to alleged “violations of safety regulations.”